Put gas and oil into the engine for the first time since the rebuild. It took a while, but it finally fired up and ran, nearly at full throttle. I killed it and noticed the throttle mechanism was stuck about half way open. I rectified that and pulled it another 20 times before it fired again. I attempted to clean it up by adjusting the carb but couldn't seem to get it to run right no matter what I did. Does anyone have recommendations on the settings for the carb? Air mixture settings, etc? I'm at about 1700 feet elevation if that makes a difference.
Karen, it's a diaphragm carb. It has two screws on the side, one for air mixture ratio and the other for fuel.. ?
Initally, I put both of them in all the way and backed each out 1.5 turns. I have the idle setting at just a hair above flat, and was going to adjust that once the engine was warm and had been running a while, but can't get it to start now :shrug:
It's a runner! After finally getting some garage time today, I figured out that I had the stupid flywheel key in backwards :doah:
By the time I got a new recoil rope on it (I broke the one on it the other day), it was too dark to get a video of it running/riding. I'll post up a video tomorrow, and hopefully get some final pictures of it as well.